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The Church Victorious in Christ while Threatened with Destruction

This is a series posted by request and was mostly  preached at CRC Perth in 2002/2003 by Pastor Geoff van Schie.

These are old recordings digitized from cassette tapes and so while quite listenable, they quality is not as good as we would normally seek to provide.

No. Title Readings & Text    
1 Read this Book Today! Rev 1; Revelation 1:3 PDF MP3
2 My Victorious Jesus Daniel 7:1-14; Revelation 1:17-19 PDF MP3
3 Committed but Needing to Love Acts 19:23-41; Revelation 2:1-7 PDF MP3
4 Rich Though Poor Acts 26:1-23; Revelation 2:8-11 PDF MP3
5 Faithful yet Called to Remain Separate Num. 25, 31:1-18; Rev 2:12-17 PDF MP3
6 Faithful Yet Tolerating False Doctrine 1 Kings 18:1 - 19:2; Rev 2:18-29 PDF MP3
7 Alive But Dead Matthew 7:13-23; Rev 3:1-6 PDF MP3
8 The Church with the Open Door Isaiah 22; Revelation 3:7-13 PDF MP3
9 Lukewarm-Urgently Needing to get Hot Deut 8:1-5; Heb 12:1-13;
Revelation 3:14-21
10 The God of Christmas Isaiah 6:1-8; Ezek 1; Rev 4 PDF MP3
11 The Lamb- the Divine Lion King Gen 49:8-12; Dan 7:13-14; Rev 5 PDF MP3
12 Christ the Ruler of Earth's History Psalm 2, Mat 1:18 - 2:18; Rev 6 PDF MP3
13 Sealed from Harm & Victorious in Christ Ex 12:1-13, Lev 23:33-43; Rev 7 PDF MP3
14 God's Attentive Ear & Patient Grace 2 Peter 3:1-13; Revelation 8 PDF MP3
15 Though this World with Devils Filled Joel 2:1-11, 3:9-16; Rev 9:1-12 PDF MP3
16 The Near Full Cup of the World's Wickedness Matthew 24:4-14;  Rev 9:13-21 PDF MP3
17 God's Word & Kingdom & the Church's Mission Ezekiel 2:1 - 3:3;  Revelation 10 PDF MP3
18 God's Two Witnesses Zechariah 4;  Revelation 11:1-14 PDF MP3
19 Christ Reclaims the World Psalm 2;  Revelation 11:15-19 PDF MP3
20 Meet the Arch Enemy Eph 6:10-20, 1 Pt 5:6-11;  Rev 12 PDF MP3


The Satanic Trinity Daniel 7;  Revelation 13 PDF MP3
22 Blessed are those who Die in the Lord! Joel 3;  Revelation 14 PDF MP3
23 The Church Sings in Light of God's Faithfulness Revelation 15, 16 PDF MP3
24 The Fall of Satan's Empire Revelation 17-18, 19 PDF MP3
25 Satan Eternally Crushed Mat 12:22-29, Lk 10:1-3, 17-24
Revelation 20
26 The Breathtaking Glory that Awaits Me! Isaiah 60,  Revelation 21 - 22:6 PDF MP3
27 Always Prepared for Jesus' Return Mat 24:36 - 25:13;  Rev 22:7-21 PDF MP3

Theme of Series:
The church facing total destruction under persecution from Satanic and worldly powers,  is called to lift it's eyes and see Christ, triumphant over all His enemies and all powerful for the Church.

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.” (Revelation 1:17–18)

In Christ, the Church has nothing to fear for He watches over His bride and will crush her enemies.
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.” He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.” (Revelation 19:11–16)

At God's appointed time, Christ will return victorious to take the Church, His bride, to be with Him forever.

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.)” (Revelation 19:6–8)